Jhene Aiko Unwraps Gift In Honor Of Tupac's Birthday/ Talks On Her Earliest Memory Of Tupac?
On social media, many have been celebrating what would've been Tupac's 44th birthday. Singer, Jhene Aiko paid homage to the rapper, by recreating three of his most iconic pictures with photographer, Danny Williams.
The singer spoke with 'MTV,' about the photoshoot, where the singer was asked when she became aware of who Tupac was, where she got the inspiration for this photoshoot, and what was the singer's earliest memory of the rapper.
The singer shared that she had became an instant fan of the rapper, when watching his documentary, "Resurrection" saying, "I remember getting home from watching that and just feeling so inspired and I wrote this long journal entry about how inspired I was and motivated. I was so in awe of his story that I just dove in. I got books and I tried to find everything about Tupac. I started watching all the interviews, I started becoming obsessed and it wasn’t about the music at that point. It was about him as a person and what he did as far as aside from music."
Jhene Aiko also shares that her favorite song by the rapper was 'Keep Ya Head Up,' saying in an interview years ago, that she had heard it on the radio when she pregnant with her daughter saying, "I just cried like never before. His words meant so much to me. I just felt like I needed to hear that. I didn’t know what was going to happen next.”
Jhene Aiko definitely went all out, as for recapturing his pictures. The singer says that she wasn't trying to channel the rapper when doing this photoshoot, but wanted to really capture her love for Tupac. This is definitely a stand-out way of showing her appreciation. It was actually very spot-on as well. "Don’t forget about Tupac, don’t forget about Biggie, don’t forget about these amazing people that taught us these things," the singer says.
Well Done Jhene!